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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.2 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 230 hp @ 4400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

  • The versatile Ram can handle everything from off-road bashing to towing an Airstream with ease, and still look good doing it.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    User-friendly cab, distinctive sheetmetal.

  • Cons

    Underpowered base V6, quad cab lacks rear seat room when compared to GM full-size trucks.

  • What's New for 2000

    The Ram 1500 Pickup Club Cab models with the 8-foot bed have been discontinued; also eliminated for 2000 are the 2500 Club Cabs. All Ram Pickups receive a new front suspension and steering system to improve ride quality and steering precision, and 2500s and 3500s have a revised rear suspension for a better ride when loaded. An off-road package is now available for the short-wheelbase four-wheel-drive 1500.

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Customer Reviews

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Ram tough

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Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

Bought a 1999 Sport model with the 5.9L with 135,000 miles. Never had a truck before, but I love this vehicle. I'm a bigger guy and I have more than enough room. This truck is the definition of toughness. I like to take it off-roading and it handles itself very well. Best looking truck on the road too, in my opinion. That 5.9L V8 is a beast too. Love when I step on the gas and hear that engine roar. The 4X4 works extremely well too. Where I live, we get pretty deep snow and I've never once gotten stuck in 4WD. Overall a great truck and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a stylish, powerful, roomy pickup. Will look to buy another one when this one dies on me.




Huge mistake on this purchase

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Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

I bought this truck new in 1999 and have had nothing but problems from day one. I had 4,200 miles on it and the serpintine belt failed. I have replaced the intake gasket,all the u-joints,front wheel bearing,brake lines,idler pully,another serpintine belt,the fuel pump is going out,cat conv,front speakers,has a broken latch on inside quad doors,headlights get water in them,,trans slips,replaced speed sensor,replace trans pan rust caused a hole,clear coat on roof is gone. i have 83,000 miles on this truck and I would never buy a Dodge truck again.Note to owners on the auto-trans, put in (nuteral) and run for 2 min before driving the torque conveter drains fluid while sitting and ruins trans.




Stay away from this truck

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Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

I bought this 5.2L truck used with 14,000 miles for $14,000. I loved it until it had about 70,000 miles on it. Now it has 111,00 miles on it and the following has had to be replaced: plenum/intake gasket, clutch, tie rods, ball joints, catalytic converter, heater core, main computer, brakes and rotors (three times), steering damper, and shocks. It now needs the front and rear transmission seals, and new front wheel bearings. It is parked until I can sell it. I have always maintained this truck and never really hauled anything with it. I expect a bit more life than this for the money I pay. Shy away from this one.




1999 dodge 4x4 rating

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Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

I bought this truck in 2002 w/40,000 miles on it, and the transmission was slipping the day after I got it, replaced brake lines, coil, crank sensor, battery, transmission, intake gaskets, water pump, rear u-joint, front axle u joints 3 times now, replaced front seals 2 times and they still leak, truck will not run more that 10 minutes when it snows, and once a week or so, the truck will not start, cranks though, repaired door locks/latches, replaced caliper, brakes 3 times front and 1 on rear brakes, delayed wipers stop on middle of windshield, Dash board cracked, light on key switch would not turn off-had to pull bulb, upper compartment on ceiling broke easily, muffler been rusted out 5 y




Dependable machine

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Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

My dash has never cracked! (must be that armor all hahaha) I bought this truck because of the way it looked back in 2001, big and mean. Very reliable truck, she has always gotten me back home, not afraid to go driving long distance. regular maintenance goes a long, long way. The only major repair I had to do was the torque converter (replaced with aftermarket high stall) and added a transmission cooler because the transmission started acting up at around 120k and haven't had any problems since. Strong 5.9 magnum will spin 35's no problem and still have lots of horses left to pull that moose out. Next truck will definitely be another Dodge whenever this one goes, not for a long time.



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Good used ram

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Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

Bought used with 95,000 miles. No problems, so I deceide to invest a little $$$ for the next 100,000 miles. Tune up $100: plugs, wires, rotor & cap. Exhaust: $700 new cat converter, O2 sensors and exhaust. High flow air intake, $120. Bed liner: $100. Fluid Exchanges $200: oil, coolant, Trans/filter. Molded floor mats: $80. This truck hasn't given me a lick of trouble and now gets 15mpg city & 18.5mpg hwy with the 360. Will take on first tow trip trip to NM in 2 weeks. Not worried. Lots of room, comfortable ride, quiet for a truck & hauls everything I need.



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What's New for 2000

The Ram 1500 Pickup Club Cab models with the 8-foot bed have been discontinued; also eliminated for 2000 are the 2500 Club Cabs. All Ram Pickups receive a new front suspension and steering system to improve ride quality and steering precision, and 2500s and 3500s have a revised rear suspension for a better ride when loaded. An off-road package is now available for the short-wheelbase four-wheel-drive 1500.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
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  • 18
  • highway
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